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Lhasa
Deep in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa is a jewel of a destination. Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, is a major attraction, but you’ll also find numerous important temples and even the world’s highest brewery.

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Potala Palace
Potala Palace
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Religious Sites
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Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels... more Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Ganden Monastery
Ganden Monastery
Located only 45 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, this is the first Gelugpa monastery in Tibet, which was founded in 1409 by the great master Tsongkhapa.
Attraction type: Religious Sites
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery
Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera Bungchen, an annual festival that attracts Buddhists... more Owner description: Built in 1419 by a pupil of Tsongkhapa, this is one of the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa, which holds the grand Sera Bungchen, an annual festival that attracts Buddhists from all over the world. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tibetan Family Kitchen
Tibetan Family Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 81 restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Tibetan
The Summit Cafe
The Summit Cafe
Ranked #2 of 81 restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Café
House of Shambhala Restaurant
House of Shambhala Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 81 restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Tibetan
Kyichu Restaurant
Kyichu Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 81 restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Chinese
tashi I
tashi I
Ranked #5 of 81 restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Tibetan

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Sonam International Youth Hostel
Sonam International Youth Hostel
USD 14 - 53 (CNY 86 - 327)
Ranked #1 of 38 Speciality lodging in Lhasa
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Dalan Youth Hostel
Dalan Youth Hostel
USD 25 - 51 (CNY 154 - 315)
Ranked #2 of 38 Speciality lodging in Lhasa
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Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel
USD 19 - 94 (CNY 120 - 580)
Ranked #3 of 38 Speciality lodging in Lhasa
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Tashitakge Hotel
3.0 of 5
Tashitakge Hotel
USD 43 - 54 (CNY 265 - 333)
Ranked #4 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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Quanji Hotel Lasa Jiangsu Road
Quanji Hotel Lasa Jiangsu Road
USD 51 - 118 (CNY 315 - 728)
Ranked #6 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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Rama Kharpo Hotel
Rama Kharpo Hotel
USD 8 - 42 (CNY 50 - 260)
Ranked #1 of 223 Lhasa B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
5.0 of 5
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
USD 368 - 684 (CNY 2,269 - 4,218)
Ranked #2 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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Jardin Secret Hotel
4.0 of 5
Jardin Secret Hotel
USD 80 - 152 (CNY 493 - 937)
Ranked #16 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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Brahmaputra Grand Hotelhmcc Dia
4.0 of 5
Brahmaputra Grand Hotelhmcc Dia
USD 25 - 319
Ranked #19 of 279 hotels in Lhasa
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